Rich Billings

Rich joined Charter School Growth Fund as its CFO in March 2013. In this role, he leads CSGF’s Facility Fund and works closely with a number of early stage educational entrepreneurs. Before joining CSGF, Rich was the CFO of Rocketship Education and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Launchpad Development Company, Rocketship’s real estate development subsidiary. In this role, he was responsible for all non-academic functions (finance, operations, legal, compliance, facilities, and governance) as Rocketship grew from 1 to 7 schools and began its national expansion. Prior to this role, Rich was the Director of Finance and Strategic Planning at Envision Schools, where he founded and managed their Finance and Accounting team, spearheaded their strategic planning process and led Envision’s expansion efforts. Before joining the CMO world, Rich began his career as an economic consultant to Fortune 500 energy companies and also spent two years as a high school math teacher and soccer coach in Washington DC. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a BA in mathematical economics from Haverford College and is a graduate of the Broad Residency Program and the Education Pioneers Fellowship.

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